Jul 01

You think of yourself as a fairly or at least moderately attractive woman. But suddenly you are diagnosed with PCOS and you find out that you might just turn a little bit ugly.

With PCOS, you could have any of the following symptoms to name just a few:

  • darkening and thickening of the skin on the neck, groin, underarms or skin folds
  • thinning hair
  • acne, weight gain and obesity;
  • infrequent periods or no periods at all
  • enlarged ovaries with multiple small painless cysts or follicles

AND excess hair all over the body, including the face.

When you were in high school, you were a little happy that you never got your period and the birth control pill seem to regulate your body. However, in the back of your mind, you wondered if there was a problem but as high school kids do, you lived in the moment. As your beard grew, you spent more hours in the bathroom tweezing than your own father. You always look “clean-shaven” but only because you pluck everyday so you don’t grow a full mustache. If you were lucky enough to have all of the PCOS symptoms, you could be obese, with a faceful of acne, balding and a goatee. That actually sounds like you’re a man. Maybe THAT’s your infertility problem!

Yes. With PCOS, you have turned into a real beauty.

9 Responses to “#960 You have more facial hair than your husband”

  1. finding_ac says:

    yah i am fat, with all the period issues, had sugeries to remove tumours/cysts and the other day i found one long hair on my cheek!! EEEk why didnt anyone tell me? ew

    ♥ ac

  2. InfertileNaomi says:

    Looking hot AC!

  3. Tori says:

    Of course we're sexy…we as in PCOS sisters…or is it brothers? Sexy beasts that is!

  4. Britt says:

    Hi, I just found your blog and absolutely LOVE your sense of humor! My husband and I have been TTC for about 8 yrs. now, and I was diagnosed w/ PCOS about 4 yrs. ago. I can't even tell you how many tears I have shed over the years, but I have learned that sometimes I just have to laugh because if I don't I will lose my mind. I am so glad I found your blog and can't wait to go through your archives to read more! :)

  5. emmie says:

    i was going to write almost exactly what britt did! same boat. plus, i was just thinking how i need to tweeze before the big 4th party tonight. awwwwesome.

  6. Infertile "hoping to be fertile" Naomi says:

    Glad you like my (strange) sense of humor!

  7. Anonymous says:


    Thankfully, the hairy isn't part of my symptoms, but I've got the weight gain to carry about and the acne, and I keep thinking–I'm this old and I'm more broken out than my students? Ridiculous!

    - Molly

  8. Rach says:

    Thank God I have one thing going for me. My facial hair is blond. Whoo hoo!

  9. Anonymous says:

    That is hilarious, especially everything you wrote about high school, all dead on. hairy spotty and fat. How can one girl contian so much sexy.